Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Emily Mendel
Knotch prides itself on being “Twitter for the 99%”, meaning that users can share their opinion on the topics that matter most to them. Users connect with each other based on their interest, such as TV, food, politics, and more.
You might post on Facebook or Twitter that you think SnapChat is overrated or that Drake was much better during his Degrassi days. These platforms, however, are not specifically meant for sharing your opinion and your friends and followers might not truly appreciate (or care) that you think “Home Alone is hands down the best Christmas movie of all time!!!!” That’s where Knotch enters the picture. Users can express whether they think a topic is hot or not by choosing where it falls on a color spectrum: red means they highly favor the topic, and blue signals extreme dislike. There’s also the option for text commentary, where users can be even more candid about their opinion. For each topic, there’s a bar that shows the red to blue color spectrum based on how users voted. In other words, the more red you see, the more users like the topic, and more blue means it’s not very popular (see: Justin Bieber and public bathrooms).
Some people may wonder what the point of this app is. Aside from being genuinely entertaining to use, Knotch allows users to follow and connect with people who have the same opinions as them. While you can share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, your opinion can get lost in the shuffle of photos, links, and countless statuses. Knotch is strictly opinion based, so what you think actually matters. People care that anything Bon Jovi is your go-to karaoke song, and raking leaves is your favorite chore–seriously, it’s a topic. This app is for people who want to be heard, and hear from people who may have opposing views (because it would be boring if everyone simply agreed with you). Even though I won’t use this app everyday, I can see Knotch being an excellent time-killer, or a handy tool to check if The Wu-Tang Clan is still cool (and according to Knotch, they are).